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Sunshine Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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5719 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807-2541
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Anchorage, Alaska
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped into the Sunshine Cafe for breakfast - we were looking for a local restaurant that serves good, basic, meals. This was a treat - the menus are hand decorated by local kids, the cafe is very clean, service was prompt and friendly, and the meal was great. Highly recommend a visit for a family-owned establishment that specializes in... More 

Thank MaryLynn H
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Known for their omelets which are huge and filling. Cool, cheerful location in West Duluth. Reasonably priced, quick and friendly service.

Thank Nanette S
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I love this place in Duluth. Young-A and her husband run a great place. My favorite is the Sunshine Omelet! Corn beef hash inside the omelet is not only unique but tasty! I have also had the open face turkey sandwich and meatloaf sandwich. Mashed potatoes and gravy never tasted so good. This is a little secret cafe on the... More 

Thank Theresa B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Deliousious!!!! Eggs Benedict was amazing. Omelet was huge, stuffed with goodness and so good!!! Lady running the place was such a sweetheart too!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Thank Ranae C
Buffalo, Minnesota
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

My girlfriend and I found this cafe after searching for breakfast on Trip Advisor. We wanted something a bit more local/less chain feeling and easy to find/park...and we found it here! It is tiny; but don't let the lack of space stop you from trying breakfast. I had an excellent (giant!) omelette and they custom-made one for my friend who... More 

Thank TvlMomMN23
Noblesville, Indiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice this week while on vacation. My wife loves the Swedish pancakes and my Denver omelette was cheesy and delicious. Pancakes were also very tasty and generously sized. I don't know how this lady who runs the place pretty much by herself does it, but her hard work certainly shows. Highly recommend!

Thank John B
Duluth, Minnesota
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

The Swedish Pancakes are to die for, and the omelet was melt in my mouth delicious, NOT the "velveeta" that another reviewer stated. The turkey was Thanksgiving Day good, and the atmosphere was peaceful. It's impossible to be cranky after a meal at the Sunshine.

Thank Senty7
Menahga, Minnesota
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were here on July 4th. A lot of small restaurants were closed for the holiday. I found this gem on another review sits and am very pleased to rate it here. The Swedish pancakes were delish! Portions were generous and reasonably priced. I loved how different foods were served on different mixes of plates. Charming!

Thank FrankieMak
Duluth, Minnesota
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

I don't much care for this cafe, for a variety of reasons, but I have to admit when I went there for breakfast a few days ago, the omelette I had was very very scrumptious. I ordered the corned beef hash omelette (sans the green peppers), and it was creamy, cheesy gooey, and top notch in flavor. Say what you... More 

Thank brenda d
Superior, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have wanted one of there famous breakfasts for SOOOOOooooo long. But alas, the place closes before I can get there. I used to eat here when I worked the overnight shift and got out of work at the crack of dawn.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5719 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807-2541
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: 218-624-7013

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?